Africa: Study Reveals Where Conservation Aid Is Most Needed

Gorillas from one of Africa’s Oldest National Parks.

There are an abundance of underfunding for conservation projects throughout Africa. Researchers have complied a global database of spending, creating a statistical model that explains 86 per cent of the variation in global spending patterns for 2001-2008. This model, it’s simple to analyze expected spending levels by highlighting the countries with severe underfunding.

The majority of the 40 countries they identified are in the developing world and these 40 nations contain nearly a third of the world’s most threatened mammals and habitats. Among these countries, the five most underfunded are Iraq, Djibouti, Angola, Kyrgyzstan and Guyana.

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Jennifer Harrington is a Toronto-based illustrator, writer and graphic designer. She illustrated the best-selling children’s book series 'A Moose in a Maple Tree,' which includes the titles 'A Moose in a Maple Tree,' 'The Night Before a Canadian Christmas' and 'Canadian Jingle Bells.' She is also the owner of JSH Graphics, a boutique graphic design agency that specializes in print and web advertising. With her latest project, Eco Books 4 Kids, Jennifer has partnered with illustrator Michael Arnott to create a series of ecologically-themed ebooks for children. Her next book, 'Spirit Bear,' is due for release in the Summer of 2013. Jennifer offers two different school presentations for her 'Moose in a Maple Tree' collection, an illustration demonstration and a Christmas concert series, which can be booked at She will be taking bookings for school readings of 'Spirit Bear' beginning in October 2013.

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